This will naturally lower your calories down and force your body to expel any excess water weight you’re carrying. Doing this will typically result in a 5-6 pound weight drop in your first week of dieting.
This also will help to reset your insulin levels and help your body become more sensitive to carbohydrates when you reintroduce them back into your diet.
You will notice that you will probably get some light headaches and feel “off” for the first few days. This is a natural part of the carbohydrate detox process.
2. Get high-quality sleep.
If you really want to know the secret to how to lose weight fast, it’s getting high-quality rest.
While it seems most people underestimate this, here is some compelling evidence why you should not:
- Sleep helps you make better eating decisions. Getting a full night’s rest of 7-9 hours has been shown to give people more control over their daily eating habits. It seems that a full night’s rest correlates with your willpower and craving control.
- Good sleep = properly functioning hormones. Sleep is where your hormones recover. Getting only 6 hours a night throws them out of whack and raises the cortisol in your body.
- Lack of sleep is linked to almost every major disease. From obesity to heart failure, lack of sleep is associated with many diseases.
Lauren and I used to struggle with getting a good night’s sleep until I learned these simple tips:
Black out all of the extraneous light. Not a photon of light should be in your room. If you can see your hand, it’s too bright!
The room should be cold. 68 degrees at the warmest.
No electronics 1 hour before bed. Reading a kindle with a black screen is fine, but anything else will throw off your hormones, and you’ll have trouble falling asleep.
Use your bed for sex and sleep but nothing else. Working on a computer or doing anything else will put a damper on the quality of your sleep.
3. Eat a TON of protein and low carb vegetables cooked in high-quality fats.
So you’ve cut our carbohydrates and are focused on getting great sleep. Your next question should probably be, “Well, what do I eat?”
During the carbohydrate detox, you will want to consume lots of protein at every meal.
Foods like organic chicken, organic eggs, grass fed beef, and salmon are great sources.
High-quality whey protein is another good source if you’re not a meat eater.
You will always want to cook and cover these foods in lots of high-quality fats like extra virgin olive oil and organic coconut oil.
Do not fear fats when losing weight, because they are key to healthy hormone levels and blood flow.
Finally, make sure to include a low carbohydrate source of vegetables at every meal.
The best foods are asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach, romaine lettuce, and much more.